Davao, Caraga likely to have better weather starting Wed.

MANILA-- Improving weather is possible in Mindanao's Davao and Caraga regions beginning Wednesday.

"The easterlies will likely begin prevailing there, so such improvement is possible," said weather forecaster Benison Estareja of the state weather bureau, PAGASA.

Davao and Caraga will likely experience isolated rain showers and thunderstorms, he said.

In its 24-hour forecast released early Tuesday, PAGASA said cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will prevail over both regions.

Estareja said the convergence of the northeasterly and easterly winds has raised the possibility for such conditions in the two areas.

"By Wednesday, however, the easterlies are expected to dominate, so Davao and Caraga may experience better weather," he noted.

According to PAGASA, the northeast monsoon or 'amihan' is affecting northern and central Luzon.

Cloudy skies with isolated light rains are expected over northern Luzon's Cagayan Valley and Cordillera regions, Quezon province and Central Luzon's Aurora province, the bureau said in its forecast.

PAGASA also forecast partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains over northern Luzon's Ilocos region and the rest of Central Luzon.

"It is possible for the 'amihan' to continue affecting northern and central Luzon this Wednesday but to a lesser degree," said Estareja.

Strong to gale-force winds that PAGASA has forecast for northern Luzon on Tuesday may begin to ease on Wednesday, he added.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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